VP of Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University’s chief academic officer responsible for the administration and advancement of the University’s academic programs and services.

To these ends, the Provost is immediately responsible for the intellectual life of the University, including the academic quality and vision toward the development and ongoing enhancement of teaching, scholarship and service. Operationally, these obligations comprise recruitment, retention, and development of the faculty and staff; offering highly effective, competitive academic programs; propagation of the University’s research agenda; management and oversight of the budget; implementation of policies, procedures; conceptualization and planning, and assessment models.

Provost's Office

  • Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs — Dr. Tia A. Minnis
  • Special Assistant to the Provost – Dr. Michelle Corley
  • Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs/College of Engineering & Technology Dean — Dr. Dawit Haile 
  • Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Extended Studies – Dr. Tracey Barley
  • University Registrar — Mrs. Nedra Jones
  • Director of Academic Communications/Public Relations — Dr. Gwen Williams Dandridge 
  • Director of Honors Program — Dr. Daniel Roberts
  • Assistant Director of Policy Planning — Ms. Dorothy Yancey
  • Associate Vice Provost Research and Economic Development/Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies — Dr. Milton Omar Faison
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness – Dr. Veronica Shuford
  • Executive Director of Strategic Faculty Initiatives & Innovations – Dr. Linda Noel-Batiste
  • Financial Services Specialist - Ms. Morgan Martin
  • Provost Office Administrator – Ms. Sylvia D. Jones

Faculty Resources